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Ontario Appoints New Energy Minister

A few weeks after securing a third straight term as Ontario Premier, Dalton Mcguinty has released his list of cabinet appointments. Taking over the province’s crucial energy ministry, from outgoing Brad Duguid, is Ontario Attorney-General Chris Bentley, reportsThe Globe and Mail. Duguid is moving over to the Ministry of Economic Development. The Energy Ministry is in…

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Key Green Funding Bill Not Expected to Clear House

The recent approval by a Senate committee of a bill that would create a federally-funded green energy bank is good news for an industry openly wondering how it will replace key government funding streams scheduled to expire at the end of the year. However, the bill still has to be approved by the Republican-controlled House,…

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REFF Wall Street: Bankers Disagree Over Subsidies

The ongoing debate in the green finance community regarding the relative benefit of government subsidies continued at the REFF Wall Street conference on Wednesday. Amy Corinne-Smith, Co-Head of Global Cleantech Investment Banking at Jeffries & Company, had one of the few applause lines of the conference when she took congressional budget hawks to task for their efforts to slash solar subsidies.

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GOP Opposes Obama Administration, Cuts Department of Energy Budget by $1 Billion

The GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives released information about the Energy and Water appropriations bill for the fiscal year of 2012. The bill released totals $30.6 billion, $1 billion less than the previous year and $5.9 billion below President Obama’s request.

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Uncertainty Over Loan Program Could Spur Political Action

With the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program possibly ending in less than six months, some green energy project developers are concerned that their projects may not even receive a review, let alone approval, before the program winds down in September.

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